Antibiotics Can’t Kill The Common Cold

Antibiotics Can’t Kill The Common Cold

Antibiotic Awareness Week November 12-18, 2018

Up to 50 percent of all prescribed antibiotics are not needed or are not effective as prescribed.

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Products

An updated CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products is now available.
WCHD and CHC Closed Mon, Nov 12th in Observance of Veterans Day

WCHD and CHC Closed Mon, Nov 12th in Observance of Veterans Day

All Services Will Resume Tuesday, November 13th

Cigarette smoking among U.S. adults lowest ever recorded: 14% in 2017

Cigarette smoking has reached the lowest level ever recorded among U.S. adults, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Agbeni Infections

CDC, state partners, and FDA are investigating five illnesses in three states to determine if they are linked to recently recalled Duncan Hines cake mixes.
Will County Health Department Talks "Food Safety"

Will County Health Department Talks "Food Safety"

Updated FDA Food Code Takes Effect January 1, 2019

Attendees are considered operators of “Level 1 risk” food facilities.

Final CDC investigation of Salmonella infections linked to Gravel Ridge Farms

A final CDC investigation update of the multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to Gravel Ridge Farms cage-free large eggs has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/enteritidis-09-18/index.html

Erroneous Media Reports About Chickens and Halloween Costumes

Despite news reports to the contrary, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not warned people against dressing chickens in Halloween costumes.
Hepatitis A Vaccine Available for People At Highest Risk

Hepatitis A Vaccine Available for People At Highest Risk

CDC has reported hepatitis A outbreaks in states across the county

High Risk Groups Include:  Users of injection/non-injection drugs, homeless, people with chronic liver disease.

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Ground Beef

CDC continues to advise consumers and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell recalled ground beef produced by JBS Tolleson, Inc., which is linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections.
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